I want to thank everyone for their kind words and notes over the past few days congratulating and welcoming our new baby girl into the world. Faith Nicole was born early Friday morning and she is doing great. Morgan and I have been so blessed. We are thankful to have Oak Crest as our home and to know our children are being brought up by such loving people.
When it comes to the birth of your fourth child, you would think it would be a little anticlimactic. You know what to expect, in a sense, so the anticipation of it all should be less. You know what it’s like to hold a new born for the first time so you would think it would be just like holding any other baby. You have so many moments already to cherish with your kids that surely it can’t get any better. But all the anticipation, all the excitement, and all the sweet moments were just as new and as fresh as they were with Lela, Elijah, and Josiah. There is something simply amazing about bringing a new life into this world. Why is that?
I think the answer to that question is simple; children are a blessing from the Lord. This truth that we see in Psalm 127 is something we must treasure as the church. We live in a day when children are seen as a burden. Americans go to great extremes to make sure they don’t bring a child into this world. It is so important for us as the church to cherish life. A church that cherishes life is a church that cherishes the gospel.
In Christ, Nathan